James Tebandeke Etuusa


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  • Law Society of Kenya
  • East Africa Law Society
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James Tebandeke Etuusa is a competent Advocate in the Corporate and Commercial Department at LJA Associates LLP and he occasionally delves into Litigation. Hailing from Uganda, James brings diversity to the firm.

In 2011, James graduated from the University of Pune, India with a Bachelor of Social Legal Sciences. He further pursued his Bachelor of Laws Degree from the same University up to 2013 after which he proceeded to the Kenya School of Law in 2014 where he received a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice. He was admitted to the bar in March of 2017.

His legal career took off with him joining the firm as a Pupil in 2015 and in his 8-year tenure at LJA Associates LLP, James has escalated the corporate ladder to become a Partner at the Firm.

James is an expert in Transaction Advisory and takes advantage of his natural talents of being an eloquent communicator, team player and all-round prowess in legal matters. These characteristics propel him to great heights within the profession and make him great fit for the firm.

  1. Successfully drafting and registration of Various Commercial Leases for Old Mutual Assurance Limited, East Africa Reinsurance Limited.
  2. Successfully advising and acting for Sky Fuel Limited in a joint venture commercial transaction pertaining to supply of fuel in 2017, Incorporation of the stated Company in 2016, Debt recovery of KES 24 Million owed to the company in 2020.
  3. Successfully advising and representing Tusker Mattress Limited in various Public Health Matters at City Court.
  4. Advising and representing various firm clients in Commercial Litigation suits.
  5. Advising and successfully representing Shareware Holdings Limited, various other clients in Criminal Litigation Matters.
  6. Successfully acting for Vipingo Ridge Limited, Centum Investments Limited, International House Limited in various Conveyancing and Real Estate transactions.
  7. Successfully advising and representing Haco Industries Kenya Limited, Kenindia Assurance Limited, Capital Group Limited and Sky Fuel Limited in various civil and employment suits and Arbitration matters.
  • Old Mutual Assurance Limited
  • Kenindia Assurance Limited
  • Centum Investments Limited
  • Vipingo Ridge Limited
  • Sky Fuel Limited
  • Capital Group Limited
  • Haco Industries Kenya Limited
  • East Africa Reinsurance Company Limited
  • Molitto Limited
  • Tusker Mattress Limited (Tuskys)
  • Cyclo Systems Kenya Limited
  • Euro Water Services Limited
  • English – High Proficiency
  • Kiswahili- Mid Proficiency
  • Luganda – Mid Proficiency
  • French – Mid Proficiency
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Kenya School of Law, 2014
  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B), University of Pune India, 2013
  • Diploma in lnternational Law & Human Rights, Central Institute of Management, India
  • Bachelor of Social Legal Sciences (B.S.L),University of Pune India, 2011

January 2023 – Present: LJA Associates LLP, Nairobi
Position: Partner

March 2017 – December 2022: LJA Associates LLP, Nairobi
Position: Associate (Corporate and Commercial)

July 2015 – February 2017: LJA Associates LLP, Nairobi
Position: Holding Over

January 2015 – June 2015: LJA Associates LLP, Nairobi
Position: Pupil